Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zombie Pumpkins

Zombie Thursdays is a weekly feature with guest blogger, Miranda. You can read more about her here.

Four more days until Halloween! I'm excited, what about you guys? I've definitely been enjoying the horror movies on television and specials about things that go bump in the night. In particular, I watched a pretty cool two hour special about zombies on the History Channel, of all stations. It brought up some really interesting points and comparisons of a zombie plague to some other epidemics we've experienced in the history of human civilization. But more on that topic next week!

These photos were literally just shared with me, and in the tradition and spirit of Halloween coming up on Monday, they were too good not to share!

At the New York Botanical Gardens, right now on display until the 30th, you can view the record holding world's largest pumpkin. But not only that, it has been carved and transformed into a zombie nightmare! Artist Ray Villafane has turned the pumpkin into a scene of zombies bursting from out of the ground, hungry and ready to kill.

I've seen some awesomely carved pumpkins and jack-o-lantern art, but this example is highly impressive. I can't even imagine what it would take to carve something like this.

Have you carved your pumpkins yet? If so, take a picture and share your link with us! I will most likely be carving mine on Saturday night and will share with you all. Happy Haunting!!


  1. I emptied out a pumpkin and put dip in it. Does that count? No? Poop.
    That pumpkin-jack-o-lantern-thing is so impressive! I have no artistic skillz, so I am amazed by that level of skillz.
    Also! I gave you an award! Drop by my blog to see! Exclamation points!!

  2. That's one huge pumpkin. It's amazing what growth hormone, selective breeding, and a truckload of fertilizer water, and one avid grower can produce under the most ideal conditions.

  3. Kris- that actually sounds awesome. I never would have thought of using a pumpkin for party dip. Great tip!

    Michael- I saw a huge pumpkin at the Boston Pumpkin Fest back in like 03 or 04, and was super impressed! But it wasn't nearly as big as this one.


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